An “Endowed Professorship” is one of the most significant awards bestowed upon eminent academics within the University in support of their academic and research activities. The Professorship may be perpetually named in honour of a donor, corporation or other honouree(s) as decided by the donor.
An Endowed Professorship is created with a minimum donation of HK$10 million, and the perpetual income generated supports the designated discipline. The donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the University to form a permanent endowment of at least $20 million, maximising the impact of the donation.
The donor may designate an Endowed Professorship for an academic area of his/her choice. All professors at HKU are eligible for the Scheme. An Advisory Committee ensures appointments to the Endowed Professorships shall be made in accordance with established University procedures.
A Dedication Ceremony and an Inauguration Ceremony will be held in honour of the donors and the Endowed Professors. The holder of an Endowed Professorship will carry his/her full title on all occasions, in all academic publications, news and international interactions, whilst tailor-made stationery will carry the full title as well. The donor will be kept abreast of the academic achievements of the Endowed Professor, who will have close personal contact with the donor.
List of Endowed Professorships for the Medical Faculty